The ultimate installment of Lifetime’s explosive Surviving R. Kelly Half II: The Reckoning aired on Saturday evening (Jan. four). The collection’ finale gave viewers some closure on the standing of Azriel Clary and Joycelyn Savage, who had been each nonetheless with R. Kelly after the printed of the unique docuseries. Their households had been the main focus of final evening’s episodes because the collection documented the lengths they’ve gone to be reunited with their daughters.
Each girls made headlines after they sat down with famend journalist Gayle King for the second a part of her contentious interview with R. Kelly on CBS This Morning in March 2019. Within the interview, they staunchly defended the R&B singer and insisted they had been in a consensual relationship with him.
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Joycelyn’s father, Timothy Savage, opened up in regards to the duress him and his spouse have skilled of their combat to rescue their daughter “The notion is that we took cash, $20,000, from Robert Sylvester Kelly. We haven’t acquired a dime from him. We’d by no means promote our daughter. That could be a piece of crack,” he mentioned. The Clarys mentioned they’d related claims lobbied at them. The Savage’s lawyer additional shared the Savage household has even acquired demise threats.
Despite that, neither household stopped preventing for his or her daughter’s return. In one among final evening’s extra gripping moments, Azriel’s mom, Alice, and her brother, Armani, recount the time they attended one among R. Kelly’s concert events in Tampa in an try to make contact with Azriel. In some way, Alice obtained on stage the place she then tried to get shut along with her daughter earlier than R. Kelly’s safety guards intervened. “I did not count on safety guards to be as aggressive as they had been. One man had her in a headlock [and] one man had her in his arms. They kind of dragged her off the stage,” Armani recalled.
Despite the harrowing scenario, the documentary collection ends on a hopeful notice. The ending title card reveals that Azriel moved out of the Chicago Trump Tower and has been reunited along with her household as of December 2019. The cardboard provides that “Azriel continues to assist R. Kelly as he prepares for trial.” Her father, Angelo Clary, confirmed her return.
“[Azriel] has left the aspect of Robert Kelly and he or she is taking an unbiased position and taking management of her life as an unbiased girl [and] displaying the world she is powerful. She appears to be like ahead to a shiny future on her personal,” he mentioned within the emotional video.
Savage, nevertheless, nonetheless stays at Trump Tower.
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R. Kelly, who stays in federal custody in Chicago, has continued to disclaim “all claims regarding sexual assault, home violence/abuse, and sexual misconduct with minors.” He’s scheduled to face for his first trial in April 2020 on 13 federal costs associated to youngster pornography and obstruction of justice. He additionally faces 26 different state and federal prison indictments that embody bribery, sex-trafficking and racketeering.